ELM Course Design Faculty Cohort

eLearning Miami’s experienced team of instructional designers offer extensive support in course design and delivery through a blended workshop experience offered each semester for Miami Faculty. Whether your course is offered online, or hybrid, we can help you develop the skills to offer a quality learning experience for your students.

The 10-week course design workshop provides all support needed to design and teach an online course, including Instructional Design support, online resources, a cohort of colleagues, professional videography and support for designing accessible materials. The workshop is in a 10-week online format, with collaborative online course activities and a few scheduled face-to-face sessions to build community, brainstorm, and allow you to share your ideas and challenges with your colleagues.

Through the ELM workshop, you will:

  • Develop a high quality, engaging course experience for your students
  • Align your teaching goals with student success
  • Collaborate with peers in a learning community
  • Grow skills in teaching with technology
  • Evaluate effective teaching strategies
  • Earn a stipend for your initial development of the course, and a stipend for revision
    • $2000 when course is developed at 90%
    • $500 after course is taught once and revisions completed

Major Topics

  • Student-Centered Design
  • Online Quality Standards
  • Course Delivery Strategies
  • Authentic Assessment
  • Content Curation
  • Multimedia Creation
  • Miami’s Learning Technology Ecosystem
  • Self-Support
  • Student Support

Your Commitment

  • Complete online exercises and course development plans
  • Attend any scheduled face-to-face or web meeting sessions
  • Contribute to community of practice with your peers
  • Stay connected through design and revision processes
  • Estimated time in ELM online course environment 5 hours/week
    • Depending on your goals for yourself and your course timeline, you may spend many more hours on your specific online course materials, and will need to factor that in above our 5 hour estimate.

Spring 2018 10-week ELM Cohort

Online Workshop Dates: February 12–May 4, 2018

  • We will take a break/catch-up week during Spring Break week
  • A face-to-face kick-off and a wrap-up session will be offered
  • A group web conference will be scheduled at the midpoint
  • Multiple opportunities for group collaboration will be offered

Summer 2018 10-week ELM Cohort

Online Workshop Dates: May 28–August 10, 2018


  • A face-to-face kick-off and a wrap-up session will be offered
  • A group web conference will be scheduled at the midpoint
  • Multiple opportunities for group collaboration will be offered

Applications Open: October 25, 2017
Application Due Date: March 2, 2018
Acceptance Notifications: March 16, 2018

*8-10 participants will be accepted

Past participants’ thoughts on the ELM workshop experience:

"If you want to have a meaningful, wonderful foundation for creating and developing online courses, then take the eLearning Workshop. ALL faculty teaching online courses NEED to take this workshop. Essential."


“This online workshop was instrumental in making my online course a success because it teaches how to prepare a meaningful online experience for the student.”

“This workshop has been an eye-opening experience which has positively impacted my face to face teaching. The intensity in which instruction, instructor presence, and content delivery are covered in the workshop I have found to not only be useful for thinking about my online course, but also useful towards improving my overall teaching effectiveness.”

“The workshop really forces you to slow down and think about how you are designing assignments, activities, and materials for the online format to make sure students are learning and engaging in a robust way.”

Other Upcoming Offerings

  • Fall 2018 cohort dates coming soon
  • ELM Course Design 101. eLearning Miami’s experienced team of instructional designers offer this self-paced course design opportunity to all faculty. The aim is to work through the backward design process to design and teach a course aligned with learning outcomes. This course is self-paced and allows participants to work through each module as their time permits. Participants can also choose to earn a certificate of completion by submitting designated deliverables and meeting with an instructional designer.

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